Monday, June 25, 2018

CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel Won’t Say If Torture Is Immoral

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On Capitol Hill, President Trump’s nominee to head the CIA, Gina Haspel, repeatedly refused Wednesday to call the CIA’s post-9/11 treatment of prisoners “torture,” and...

Thousands Protest in Spain After Court Clears Men of 2016 Gang Rape

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In Spain, thousands of people poured into the streets in cities across the country in protest, after five men accused of gang-raping a teen...

We are proud to be ‘rednecks’. It’s time to reclaim that term

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Recent waves of protests and strikes in West Virginia invoke the memory of a now notorious figure in American history: the redneck. To call someone a “redneck”...

US DENIES INVOLVEMENT IN MISSILE ATTACK IN SYRIA

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MMAN - Syrian air defenses shot down eight missiles after a major air base in central Syria was struck in the early hours of...

Department Of Homeland Security Compiling Database Of Journalists And ‘Media Influencers’

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In today’s installment of "I’m Not Terrified, You Are," Bloomberg Law reports on a FedBizOpps.gov posting by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with the relatively benign-sounding subject...

Facebook Says It’s Deleting Accounts For The U.S., Israeli, & German Governments — This...

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Germany is raiding civilian homes over social media posts, France is threatening to ban websites indefinitely, Trump’s White House was just behind a pair...

From ‘sons of bitches’ to ‘best friends’: Duterte on US as Trump summit looms

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(RT)Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has described the US as his country’s best friend, a far cry from the long list of scathing remarks he...

Somalia mass bombing may have been revenge for botched US-led operation that destroyed bombers...

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The man who killed more than 300 people with a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu on Saturday was a former soldier in Somalia’s army...

Why CA Gov. Brown is not the climate leader the world thinks he is

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Governor Jerry Brown could hardly contain his excitement last month as he signed California’s landmark extension to the state Cap-and-Trade program, a market based...

Pictures of two male lions seen ‘mating’ at wildlife park goes viral

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A photographer has captured an intimate portrait of two male lions who appeared to be attempting to mate at a wildlife park in Doncaster. The...

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela while their civilians are already suffering in civil war

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Under the sanctions, US firms and individuals are banned from doing business with Mr Maduro. The election on Sunday was marred by violence, with widespread...

Scientist Warn Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction Has Already Begun

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Scientists are warning that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction is already underway. In a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National...

At G20 Summit, All Countries But U.S. Agree Paris Climate Deal is “Irreversible”

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The G20 summit closed in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday with all 19 countries except for the United States signing on to a declaration calling...

Russia Disputes U.S. Claim Trump “Pressed” Putin on Election Hacking

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According to two widely divergent witness accounts, Donald Trump either “pressed” Vladimir Putin repeatedly on Friday to admit that Russia helped him get elected...

At U.N. Security Council, U.S. Threatens to Attack North Korea

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The US Military on Wednesday threatened military action against North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, saying the U.S. was prepared to defend itself...

Terror attacks receive five times more media coverage if perpetrator is Muslim, study finds

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Terror attacks carried out by Muslims receive more than five times as much media coverage as those carried out by non-Muslims in the United...

Ireland set to ban fracking!

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Ireland is one signature away from banning hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. After the country’s House of Representatives, the Dáil Éireann, passed a fracking ban...

Top Vatican Official Charged with Sexual Assault in Australia

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At the Vatican, a senior cardinal and top adviser to Pope Francis will return to Australia to face charges of sexual assault. Cardinal George...

Venezuela: Police Attack Supreme Court from Helicopter

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In Venezuela, members of the police attacked multiple government buildings using a stolen police helicopter on Tuesday, throwing grenades at the Supreme Court building...

While Media Focuses on Celebrities and Russia,, 150 dead in Pakistan for mysterious reasons

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While The Hysteria about Russia continues on the airways, something that has literally no tangible proof whatoever: ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — When a tanker truck overturned...

Poll Shows World Opinion of U.S. Has Plummeted Under Trump

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I recently spoke to a Canadian who was staying in my house for a month, asking him his opinion of Americans. He said that...

In Latest Effort to Escalate U.S. War in Syria, White House Claims Assad Planning...

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The White House claimed Monday, without offering any evidence, that the Syrian government appears to be preparing for a chemical weapons attack. Unnamed U.S....

President Trump Proposes Solar Panels on U.S.-Mexico Border Wall

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President Trump has renewed his push for an expanded wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, telling a crowd in Iowa he wanted to add solar...

U.S.-led forces using white phosphorus in populated areas in Iraq and Syria

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The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria appears to have used white phosphorus-loaded munitions on at least two occasions in densely populated areas of...

California Gov.: Climate Change May Be Even More Dangerous Than Fascism

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California Governor Jerry Brown is in China and has said that climate change could be even more dangerous than fascism during World War II,...

Ireland Set to Have Its First Openly Gay Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar

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LEO VARADKAR, a gay lawmaker, was elected the leader of Ireland’s ruling Fine Gael party on Friday, making him the country’s prime minister-elect, set...

As Putin Looks On, Macron Says Russian State News Channels Spread Lies About Him

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The first meeting between Emmanuel Macron, the newly elected president of France, and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, was bound to be a little...

Filipino President Tells Soldiers They Can Rape Women In Region Where He Has Martial...

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In the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte has sparked outrage after he told soldiers that they could rape women with impunity in the region of...

Report: Trump to reverse Obama’s Cuba policy

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President Donald Trump plans on reversing a set of policies softening relations with Cuba, according to a report from The Daily Caller. The U.S.-Cuba Trade...

THE U.S. HAS RAMPED UP AIRSTRIKES AGAINST ISIS IN RAQQA, AND SYRIAN CIVILIANS ARE...

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ON APRIL 24, a group of Syrian women bundled themselves and their children into a car and attempted to flee the small town of...

DEA LIED TO CONGRESS ABOUT DEADLY RAID THAT KILLED FOUR HONDURANS, GOVERNMENT REPORT SAYS

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THE DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION repeatedly lied to Congress about fatal shooting incidents in Honduras, including the killing of four civilians during a DEA-led operation,...

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5 Ways Wine Can Help You Live Longer

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While it seems each day is being declared a new “national holiday” — national nail polish day, national rotisserie chicken day and national yo-yo...

Trump Cancels North Korea Summit, Saying U.S. Stands Ready to Attack

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President Trump has canceled plans for a June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to be held in Singapore. In a letter...

Royal Wedding Celebrates Black Culture, But U.K. Gov’t Has Been Targeting Black Immigrants for...

While the royal wedding has been heralded for celebrating black culture, the British government is facing ongoing scrutiny for hostile immigration policies that have...